R. Wayne Ashton says
June 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm
Thank you for this. My maternal grandfather lived and raised his family in Black River, JA. I’m told that his birthname, Hyam, makes it likely he was of German Jewish descent.
March 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm
This is the story of most of the world.Migration and slavery produces intermingling with human beings.. This is the outcome. My mother’s ancestry is of Germany ancestry from St.Elizabeth. You will see a lot of fair ruddy skin tone,blonde to light brown,hazel,blue,green Jamaicans that certainly are from German,Scottish, Irish ancestry. I would love to find out my mom’s family history too and my Dad.She has passes on,her siblings before her.So very difficult and I live in U.S.But,maybe someday I will know more. Good to know your past to understand you.
Gary Brown says
April 18, 2015 at 10:27 pm
I really enjoyed the video. My mother was from Seaford Town. She said a placed called Lamb’s River. She was of Irish decent mixed.I can’t ask her anything because she passed away 2006. I would like to know if you can make a video about the Irish connection? Thanks for making the video.
April 28, 2015 at 9:12 am
It tells a story that is hard to ignore. The struggle of remembering where you came from..yet moving forward. To remember the past but to keep looking to the future. Thank you for telling this story!
May 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm
I am from Jamaica. I live in New York and I’m of African and Asian descent. I have to share this with my German American friend
Effie kameka says
July 9, 2015 at 2:07 am
My dad was born in seaford in 1909. His name was George F Kameka. He left his homeland in 1926 to settle in Belize. I am 1 of his 9 children. My daughter visited his birthplace in March of 2009.
September 15, 2015 at 10:42 pm
I am based in the UK. I cannot watch this on line using the Amazon.com link as when I tried it said that my debit or credit card must be linked to an American bank. May i suggest you also sell this documentary on iTunes, too, so that it can enjoy a worldwide audience?
David Ritter says
January 21, 2016 at 12:49 am
DVDs are back in stock can be purchased on the website.
Dwight Hacker says
September 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Just found out now at 29 years old that my Great Grandfather…Hubert Hacker a German man Started my family in Seaford Town JA…. And i am the 4th generation in the Hacker Blood Line….But as i am 1 out of 13 of my Dads kids i am the only one of my Brothers and Sisters that has a Different Mother and born in America and not really knowing my Family History….and now as i search i fee so Proud of where i cam from….Oh how God is Good
September 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Just found out that my Greatgrand father, is sikira from Germany. And I was wondering Olof you might be able to share some light.
October 16, 2015 at 9:51 am
That’s super interesting. I have a friend who is from Westmoreland and directly related to Kameka’s. Not sure if she is related to your dad, but I guess there’s some possibility!
Delvon Campbell says
January 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm
Hi Jacqueline, can you tell me the last names of your German ancestors?? I also have german ancestors and a huge family tree that carries some of the name for Seaford Town. maybe we couldstart there. if you are inthe US you can call me at 3053106371
January 2, 2016 at 7:28 am
The sad story of rural development in Jamaica. Nothing continues to improve in most rural areas, so decay sets in. I know the area very well because I was born in Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth and grew up in Catadupa St James and also have relatives from Seaforth Town. In the sixties the German population was vibrant in Seaforth Town and things were looking good. Surprisingly this area was the seat that P J Patterson held for many years and look at it now. Without proper rural development the history of many areas and its people will be left on the dump heap of time.
Somers Caula says
June 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm
The origination and birth place of the Somers’ ancestors and generations now wildly spread throughout Jamaica and the rest of the world… Thanks cuz for this post…
Annah Heard says
July 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm
I was told my grandfather was from Seaforth Town, they were Ulett’s . I will visit one day before I died. I now lived in the USA. Thanks for the story.
September 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm
My mother is from Seaford town and I still have close family who I visit. My last one was in 2013. Her family is the ‘Kameka’ family, her father, Oswaldo Kameka her mother Rose, Mama Rose’.
Most of my uncles moved to Canada, some Aunts but some remained to this day in Seaford. I would love to see the documentary to see if they are featured.
I remember visiting in the 80′s when the German heritage was visible. A lot of white faces. This has changed over the years with most of the young moving to the larger cities.
I urge all of you, with links to Seaford town to visit now, before it changes too much, especially the church and school. Speak to the elders left who have an astounding recollection of their lineage.
Thanks for doing this documentary.
By the way, some of my relatives traced and have been in touch with Kamekas in Germany.
October 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Im also Ulett. Trying to learn family history
Vinnette Duhaney says
November 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm
My mother was born in Bethel Town Westmoreland and her fathers name was Sidney Kamaka . He was of German descent but as you can see the spelling of his name is not Kameka. I also know someone from that area and their relatives spell their name Kamicka. Which one is the correct spelling?
Annette (Kameka) Blanchette says
December 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm
Just watched the full film my daughter ordered it for Christmas. My dad was one of the many that left in 50′s. He ended up marring a Canadian. Many of my relatives are in still in the Sarnia area. Recognized a few people and places in the film. I would love to go back and learn more history of the family.
January 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Hi Dwight!! Please call me. I have information to you family ,as they are connected to me also, I could she some light based on my family tree. my number is 3053106371
Monique Kennedy says
March 1, 2017 at 8:36 am
Another descendent of the Uletts here (my grandfather). Interested in learning more about our history.
Lillian Deyerberg says
April 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm
My family on my father and mother s side settled in Jamaica in the early 1800s . My father’s family settled in Seaford Town,Westmoreland and my mothers family settled in Armadale, St Ann’s. Our family name on my father’s side was Kleinhans but was changed to Clenance. My mothers name was Dietrich or Dedrick. After slavery was abolished in 183? The English talked Germans from the Elba River Valley to work the land for five years and they would have title to the land. It took 15 years before they received title. Half of them died the first two years from starvation and tropical disease. My parents met in Cuba and married there. They had two babies that died and they decided to move to New York where they had four children. They settled in the south Bronx. My godmother was a Groskoph and my godfather was a Brown. The Kamachas and Somers were all related to the Groskophs and Browns from Seaford Town.
Jane Stogner Thompson says
May 1, 2017 at 11:14 pm
My Mother in law, Myrtle Fredrika Kameka was born in Seafordtiwn. She had no memory of family, but I’ve been able to find things through the years. Don’t have it nearby, but her Father was Frederick Kameka and her Mother was Alice Gardener (?) unsure of the spelling. With out going to look, I have lots of information, but can’t get to it right at this moment. One of her brothers stayed in Seafordtow, but has died. I would be willing to share information with others.
Jane Stogner Thompson
Marie Kozak says
May 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm
I am descended from Seaford Town, family names Sanftleben (Harold, my maternal grandfather) and Barrett (Iris, maternal grandmother). My mother, Madge, left Seaford Town maybe around 1953 for Toronto, Canada where she still resides.
Fr. Bobby Gilmore says
May 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm
I was the priest in Seaford Town in the 1990s. I spent many nights going through church records at the request of people with German heritage from Seaford Town who were searching for their roots. It was a great thrill when I made the relevant connection. When I didn’t it posed a greater challenge to go on. It is a beautiful place with great friendly people.
Best wishes to all.
Maria Green says
June 14, 2017 at 8:34 pm
I just visited my family in Seaford town last name Williams, I would love to talk to you about my family roots only 3 cousins left there. Its such an amazing place!!!
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